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09 Feb 2024


  • refers to luggage, the small bag(s), you can take on board the plane
Example Sentence: Most airlines limit the weight of carry-on luggage to 7 kilos.



LEG ROOM lɛg rʊm

08 Feb 2024


  • the amount of room between your seat and the seat in front of you on a plane or train.
Example Sentence: I’m very tall so I like a seat with plenty of leg room.



FIRST CLASS fɜrst klæs

07 Feb 2024


  • This is the highest class of travel on offer to the passenger on a train or plane. It offers more space and luxury.
Example Sentence: In first class, passengers can fully recline their seats.



UPGRADE ʌpˌgreɪd

06 Feb 2024


  • move from a lower class of seat on a plane/train etc. to a higher class of seat.
Example Sentence: I was upgraded to business class on my last flight to Hong Kong.



FREQUENT FLIER frikwənt flaɪər

05 Feb 2024


  • A frequent flier is a person who often travels by plane, especially someone who usually uses the same airline and belongs to that airline's club, which provides them with special advantages such as free flights.
Example Sentence: We are continually looking to offer our frequent flyers an upgraded experience.



AISLE SEAT aɪl sit

04 Feb 2024


  • An aisle seat is a seat next to the long corridor running down a plane/train, etc.
Example Sentence: I prefer an aisle seat on a plane so that I can easily go to the toilet.



RESERVED SEAT rɪˈzɜrvd sit

03 Feb 2024


  • A seat on a plane/train, etc booked and usually paid for in advance, in the name of the traveller.
Example Sentence: Sir, your reserved seat is at the end of the carriage on the left – seat number 34C.



PASSPORT pæspɔrt

02 Feb 2024


  • an official document, often a small book, that you need to enter or leave a country,
Example Sentence: I’ve just renewed by British passport for 10 years.



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01 Feb 2024


  • make an arrangement to have something kept for you, for example, a seat on an aircraft, a room at a hotel or table at a restaurant.
Example Sentence: It is advisable to make a reservation several days in advance.



VACCINATION væksəˈneɪʃən

31 Jan 2024


  • medicine that will prevent a person that is going travelling from diseases.
Example Sentence: I am going to volunteer to work with a charity in Africa. I must have many vaccinations before I am allowed to travel.



SAFARI səˈfɑri

30 Jan 2024


  • a trip or expedition to see animals in their natural environment.
Example Sentence: My friend just returned from a safari in Kenya. She said that she saw lions, giraffes and tigers.



MONUMENT mɒnyəmənt

29 Jan 2024


  • a statue or structure built to remember a person or an event.
Example Sentence: The Taj Mahal was built by an emperor in memory of his wife. It is a monument to eternal love.



GUIDE gaɪd

28 Jan 2024


  • the person who takes tourists to different locations. (v) to take a tourist to places of interest.
Example Sentence: Our tour guide in Shanghai was fantastic. She told us all about the history and culture of this amazing city.



CURRENCY kɜrənsi

27 Jan 2024


  • the unit of money that is used in a country.
Example Sentence: The unit of currency in Singapore is the Singapore Dollar.




26 Jan 2024


  • a journey on a ship for pleasure. (v) to sail on a ship for pleasure.
Example Sentence: Next summer my grandparents are going on a cruise around the Greek Islands.